29 February 2024

With the assistance of the Bath Spa University (UK), the teachers of Academician Stepan Demianchuk International University of Economics and Humanities had the opportunity to join a discussion with American professors from California and New York on the topic "The War in Ukraine in its Second Year: What Happened and What Can We Expect?" The discussion was joined by faculty members of the Faculty of Journalism and the Head of the International and Project Department.

Professors Rajan Menon and Paul D'Agnieri discussed what has happened in Ukraine over the past 12 months and predicted possible ways of developing events. The professors noted that although the media coverage of the events has significantly decreased, the suffering and misery on the ground has not.


"When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the prevailing opinion among experts was that Ukraine would be defeated within a week. However, Ukraine pushed Russia back from Kyiv long before Western weapons began to arrive in large quantities."

Professor Rajan Menon,

City University of New York

"Although the word 'stalemate' is increasingly used to describe the war in Ukraine, neither side seems to be willing to end the fighting, as both find the current status quo unacceptable. How can peace be sustained in the long term if the root causes of the war remain in place, and what

opportunities exist to establish long-term security in the region?"

Professor Paul D'Anieri,

University of California, Riverside